Controversy Swirls Around Yearbook That Associates Bush With Hitler, Bin Laden
June 6, 2011 by Special To Personal Liberty
Parents in Arkansas have expressed outrage over a middle school yearbook that lists former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney among the “worst people of all time.”
According to ABC news affiliate WEWS 5, the middle school in Russellville, Ark. recently published its student yearbook, in which Bush and Cheney were associated with Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden and Charles Manson in a list of the worst people in history. The news provider reported that the names were not compiled by students, but were taken from an opinion website.
Local members of the community are irate over the list, which links two former national leaders to three men who are responsible for killing innocent people.
“I’m furious as a parent and as a board member and as a taxpayer and as a resident of Russellville,” resident Chris Cloud said, quoted by the media outlet. “It’s wrong.”
Meanwhile, Bush recently discussed his much-maligned Presidency during a dinner in Lancaster, Penn. He said that he does not miss “the noise” and “the ugliness” of being the nation’s Commander in Chief, but he admitted that he looks back fondly of his time in the Oval Office, the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal reported.
Bush also defended some of his controversial decisions as President, including the authorization of enhanced interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists as well as the bailout of the financial services industry in 2008.